Opportunities in Government 2.0

Posted to Data Sources  |  Nathan Yau

Vivek Wadhwa talks government data and the (financial) opportunities ripe for the picking:

What is happening with the opening up of government data is nothing less than a silent revolution. There are literally thousands of new opportunities to improve government and to improve society—and to make a fortune while doing it. Unlike the Web 2.0 space, which is overcrowded, Gov 2.0 is uncharted territory: a new frontier to explore, grow things on, and settle on. It’s fresh soil for unlikely seedling ideas that, if they take root, could lead to very successful ventures. So I encourage entrepreneurs to stake their claims as soon as they can.

Wait a minute. Hold up. You can do more with government data than awkward dashboards? Bring it.

[TechCrunch via @ucdatalab]


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